A regular part of my research on any area is to first look at the U.S. State Department Trafficking In Persons Report. This report was last issued in June of 2006. Given the level of misinformation that can exist on the web, confirming the truth is necessary before posting on this site.
“As unimaginable as it seems, slavery and bondage still persist in the early 21st century. Millions of people around the world still suffer in silence in slave-like situations of forced labor and commercial sexual exploitation from which they cannot free themselves. Trafficking in persons is one of the greatest human rights challenges of our time.” – U.S. State Department Trafficking in Persons Report, June 2003
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